About

I grew up Tucson, AZ, a city that’s “just right” in terms of size, topography and food. But wanting broader horizons, I spent six years in the U.S. Air Force and three of those living in England. Afterward was five years of bouncing between school school and a wide variety of jobs. Back in uniform in ’08 and for three years hosted the Handgun Podcast. Now I travel the globe while pursuing a second degree as an Electrical Engineer.

I’ve been to 4 of 7 continents and swum in 3 of the 4 oceans. I’m a life member of the NRA and Mensa, concealed weapons instructor, former Boy Scout, PADI Open Water scuba certified, and I learned to pilot a plane when I was thirteen years old. For six months a motorcycle was my only vehicle, rain or shine. I’ve built digital cameras, taught kids to swim, driven a truck for a living and spent Thanksgiving in a British jail cell.

I love tinkering with gizmos, analytical thought, good food & drink, and pop culture.

All pictures and images featured in the header are taken and owned by me. And yes, it’s tough to find photos that look good cropped to those dimensions.

I’ve seen and done a lot on this earth. This is the world through my lens.

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Welcome back, I was/still am a fan of your pod cast and I’m look forward to reading your blog. Your three percent challenge got me started in 2nd Amendment advocacy. But I have to admit I’m still only a 1.5 percenter…(Sent several emails to state legislature, but have not had a chance to meet with and elected officials at the state or national level.

    Take Care and good luck. If you ever find yourself in Central NC I would like to buy you an adult beverage of your choice.

    Dave
    NC

  2. I heard you speak about considering a podcast return on The Gun Dudes microcast.
    Take care, I’ll look forward to it. I was lucky enough to be answered by you by name in the early episodes of Handgun Podcast. Stay safe.
    Tom from Roanoke

  3. Eric I have a question about one of your Podcast for the Handgun podcast. Since Mark took down the site I can’t find the answer to the question I have. I remember you had an interview I guess with some member of the clergy. During that interview there were some verses from the book of Luke. I wish I could go back to the podcast and save it. If there is anyway I could get that one emailed to me or posted would be great if not just the parts of Luke that were discussed. Thanks

  4. So funny finding this site through Thoughts and Ramblings site that I found working on my blog on gardening and permaculture from a faith based perspective. Talk about just a few degrees of seperation. I had to go to the about page to see if it was you. Miss the podcast. China has moved to Salt Lake City and is working as a nanny. Brody is being a typical 16 year old male with only mom to blame when he gets moody. Wish he’d start coming to church again. Too much to go into here, but I’m glad I started the blog. I’m really enjoying doing it. Hope you will be able to start up a podcast again, even if it’s not on guns. I’m enjoying this site, kind of out of my usual fare, but great to broaden my horizons. Take care, Eric. Glad you’re still around. It makes the world a better place

  5. Eric, I too would like to access some of your old Podcasts. I recently listened to an conversation you had with Mark after a conference and really enjoyed your insight. You spoke of metals and ever since I’ve been trying to figure out where I could access such information. Additionally, you spoke about magazines and how they all seem to support the buying decision. I’m looking for more balanced information to make educated decisions. Thanks!

  6. I heard about your KLR blog on the Pace Podcast. I’ll start by saying I 100% agree – many KLR owners are nuts. I recall a post which seriously asked how plan for getting one running after an EMP.

    Adventure-touring on a KLR? Not impossible, but not at 80mph, especially on an older-generation version. The 08′ and newer ones are better though. Where the older ones wobble and shimmy at speed, the newer ones are just enough better to make the difference.

    The change to the cams, stiffer forks, improved brakes, better lights, switch housing, generator output and slightly shorter suspension travel make the current gen KLR a better road bike. A proper jet kit and associated mods will allow it to rev happily to redline also – then you just need to gear it properly for your desired use. Suspension-wise, the soft springs and limited damping are easy enough to tune.

    The real issue with the KLR is the cost of making it go from ok/good to very good – suspension mods will run 400-700, panniers and crash protection will run $1000-1500, pipe and jetting another 300-400. If you buy the bike new at MSRP, you’re at $7500 by the time you’re done. For comparison, you can probably find a good condition KTM950 adventure for $9-11K, and it’s a MUCH better motorcycle for adventure touring.

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